Key Concepts in Human Resources Management is an essential guide to the theories and issues that define the field - from the critical debates to the more practical considerations that every student should be aware of.52 short entries will serve to orientate the student round the need-to-know essentials. Entries will include Employment Tribunals, Benefits, Corporate Social Responsibility, Discipline and Grievance, Control, Employee relations, Incentive schemes, Motivation, Organizational culture, Strategic HRM, Victimisation.A range of relevant HR applications will be given for each term.A selection of recommended readings are suggested for each entry.



Compliance – following the rules, requirements and obligations associated with a job whilst paying only ‘lip-service’ to the underlying aims and objectives sought by management. Commitment – employees identify with management to the extent that they adopt management's values and norms and commit themselves enthusiastically to their work and to the achievement of management's aims and objectives.

The distinction between compliance and commitment and their relative significance for HRM practice may at first glance seem obvious, especially to the psychological contract and high performance working. In brief, commitment is sought from employees in order to achieve high performance working through progressive, leading edge and effective human resource policies and practices. It is associated with the democratic management style and the stakeholder view of the status ...

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